Crime fiction, mysteries & thrillers for teens

Sadie

Sadie

Courtney Summers

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind.

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The Safest Lies

The Safest Lies

Megan Miranda

From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating psychological thriller about a girl who must face her darkest fears-but can she outrun the past?

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All That Impossible Space

All That Impossible Space

Anna Morgan

All That Impossible Space is a coming of age novel exploring toxic friendships and the balance of power between teacher and student, perfect for fans of Cath Crowley and Fiona Wood.

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Truly Devious

Truly Devious

Maureen Johnson

The first in a series by the New York Times -bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes featuring a sharp, funny young detective who begins school at an elite, yet peculiar, boarding school and finds herself entangled in a...

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All Eyes on Us

All Eyes on Us

Kit Frick

Two teens find their lives intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives in this tense, thrilling read from the author of See All The Stars.

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 Read reviewCatching Teller Crow

Catching Teller Crow

Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Winner of the Prize for Young Adult Writing at the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Told in two unforgettable voices, this gripping novel interweaves themes of grief, colonial history, violence,...

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 Read reviewAfter the Lights Go Out

After the Lights Go Out

Lili Wilkinson

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

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The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Jess Rothenberg

A half-android, half-human girl is accused of murder in this tautly-paced YA thriller told through fragmented flashbacks and court testimony, set in a futuristic fantasy theme park.

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 Read reviewAll of This Is True

All of This Is True

Lygia Day Penaflor

When Long Island teens Miri, Soleil, Penny, and Jonah befriend a bestselling YA novelist, they find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next novel, with devastating consequences. Told from different perspectives as...

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Found

Found

Fleur Ferris

They've been waiting. They want revenge. And now they're here.

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 Read reviewMercy Point

Mercy Point

Anna Snoekstra

From the author of the acclaimed debut novel Only Daughter comes a book about how much you'd be willing to risk to find out who you really are.

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 Read reviewSmall Spaces

Small Spaces

Sarah Epstein

Small Spaces is a gripping YA thriller from debut Australian author Sarah Epstein, perfect for fans of Fleur Ferris.

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No Limits

No Limits

Ellie Marney

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks and a police sergeant's daughter team up to defeat a drug cartel in rural Australia.

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There's Someone Inside Your House

There’s Someone Inside Your House

Stephanie Perkins

A thrilling YA novel from The New York Times-bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins

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A Psalm For Lost Girls

A Psalm For Lost Girls

Katie Bayerl

I'll Give You the Sun meets True Detective in this brilliant YA debut about saints, sisters, and learning to let go.

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October is the Coldest Month

October is the Coldest Month

Christoffer Carlsson

Vega Gillberg is 16 years old when the police come knocking on the door looking for her older brother, Jakob.

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 Read reviewGenuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

How far would you go to become someone else? A masterful young adult thriller from the author of blockbuster bestseller We Were Liars.

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We Were Liars: Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars: Deluxe Edition

E. Lockhart

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 Read reviewOne Of Us Is Lying

One Of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black

Emily Barr

Published in Great Britain by Penguin Children's in 2018.

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Wreck

Wreck

Fleur Ferris

Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which...

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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Black

Black

Fleur Ferris

Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. Five months, two weeks and four days ... She can't wait to leave the town where she's known only as 'Black'. Because of her...

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Boone Shepard

Boone Shepard

Gabriel Bergmoser

Boone Shepard is the first novel in a young adult book series about an Australian journalist's adventures in 1960s England.

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Stephanie Tromly

When Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude, he's smart, and he doesn't take 'no' for an answer. But before she knows it, Digby has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous...

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Douglas Adams

What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common?

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Bog Child

Bog Child

Siobhan Dowd

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him - his brother on hunger-strike in prison,...

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The Agency Book 1: A Spy in the House

The Agency Book 1: A Spy in the House

Lee Y.S.

Includes an excerpt from The Agency: The body at the tower.'

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The Thousand Dollar Tan Line: Veronica Mars 1: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line: Veronica Mars 1: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham

From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off.

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The Amateurs

The Amateurs

Sara Shepard

Four teens who met on an online cold-case solving forum attempt to solve another teen's murder --

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The Leaving

The Leaving

Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max's sister, needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this...

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Every Breath

Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy, thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters...I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley

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 Read reviewGirl Defective

Girl Defective

Simmone Howell

It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who...

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The Diviners: The Diviners 1

The Diviners: The Diviners 1

Libba Bray

Cassandra Clare meets Kerry Greenwood meets Patricia Cornwell in this first book in a blockbuster series set in 1920s New York about a teen psychic and her similarly gifted friends on the hunt for a serial killer.

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Risk

Risk

Fleur Ferris

Gripping, devastating and terrifying. The scariest thing is that everything that happens in Risk is all too possible.' Rebecca James, bestselling author of Beautiful Malice Taylor and Sierra have been best friends for their whole...

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Every Word

Every Word

Ellie Marney

Sparks fly when Watts follows Mycroft to London in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen crime-fighting pair. They're investigating the carjacking death of the rare books conservator, which appears to be linked to the...

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Every Move

Every Move

Ellie Marney

Watts and Mycroft are back in another crime-fighting romance and this time they may not make it out alive...

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Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the summer of 1977, when New York is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam. Meg Medina transports us to a time when tempers and temperatures ran high to share...

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Monsters

Monsters

Emerald Fennell

Set in the Cornish town of Fowey, all is not as idyllic as the beautiful seaside town might seem. The body of a young woman is discovered in the nets of a fishing boat. It is established that the woman was murdered. Most are...

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I Have No Secrets

I Have No Secrets

Penny Joelson

Jemma knows who did the murder. She knows because he told her. And she can't tell anyone.  

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Run, Riot

Run, Riot

Nikesh Shukla

A powerful novel about young people standing up for themselves and their community, from the editor/author of The Good Immigrant.

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As Red As Blood

Salla Simukka

Seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson is hardly your average teenager. She lives by herself in the city of Tampere, Finland, and has a firm rule to mind nobody's business but her own. But that rule is put to the test when she...

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